Childress on pathology for targeted parent, grandparents of PTSD -Traumatic Grief

I’m a pathology giver, but I’m not allowed to give you – personally – your pathology, because I’m only allowed to give you your pathology in person, once I directly inquire as to your symptoms.

I’m kind of like a pathogen. I cause pathology. Before the child enters my office the child has symptoms, but they don’t have a pathology. Not yet. When the child leaves my office, the child has a pathology. I’ve given it to them.

I’m a pathology giver – I’m a form of pathogen… I cause pathology. You have ADHD, you have schizophrenia…

Now imagine if I could give people pathology over the Internet. I might accidentally cause an epidemic. Best that we confine pathology givers to one patient at a time.

But I’m still going to give you your pathology, now, in this post. By the time this post is done, you will have your pathology, given to you by an authorized pathology giver.

But you will need to go to your own local pathology giver to get your pathology attached. You’ll be kind of like Peter Pan, you’ll need your shadow sewn on. I’ll tell you how to find a pathology giver to sew on your pathology-shadow, and what to tell the pathology giver to get them to sew on your shadow.

You have a trauma pathology. The symptom is traumatic grief. There are five possible trauma pathologies I can give you in the DSM-5. Two of them are early childhood attachment trauma pathologies, and they don’t apply to you.

Of the three remaining, Adjustment Disorder does not apply to you because the stressor for Adjustment Disorder is normal-range, and the loss of children is not a normal-range stressor.

That leaves two trauma pathologies. The DSM-5 specifies that Acute Stress Disorder pathology becomes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder pathology after one month. Your pathology is longer than one month, so that leaves only one trauma pathology as your pathology; PTSD. But I can’t give it to you yet.

Because the DSM-5 PTSD pathology requires a death-trauma (exposure to death) not a complex trauma (relationship-based trauma). Your trauma is complex trauma, a relationship-based trauma – not a death-related trauma.

I am a pathology giver. I will give you your pathology. I have several paths and choices available to me.

I could give you no pathology: V71.09 No Diagnosis.

You have a pathology. It is not captured by the DSM-5. I will not use No Diagnosis. I will give you your pathology.

I could give you a “Provisional” temporary pathology or a “Rule-Out” pathology of possible differences. This just delays. I will give you your pathology. I am a pathology giver.

I could turn to another DSM-5 pathology category, apply those symptoms and give you that pathology category (if it applies).

No other DSM-5 pathology captures your symptoms of traumatic grief. You have a trauma pathology. I am a pathology giver, I will give you a trauma pathology.

I have another choice in the DSM-5 trauma category… and this is my first actual choice; Unspecified Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorder. This is the “Other” non-specified trauma category.

When a symptom set is within a category but does not match a specific DSM-5 pathology, the first available option for the pathology giver is the “Other” category of pathology – a general category pathology, but not a specific pathology.

But a pathology giver does not select the “Other” category as the first option, only as the last option. I have other choices available to give you your pathology. The other options are more accurate. The other options give you an accurate pathology.

I am allowed to bend DSM-5 pathologies, when certain conditions apply. I am a pathology giver, under certain conditions I am allowed to bend the DSM-5 pathology in order to give someone their pathology.

Those conditions apply here.

Pathology givers are allowed to bend the DSM-5 pathologies under two conditions… the point of bend must be minor, and we must indicate in the pathology I give you what the point of bending is.

This is the pathology I am going to give you. I am going to exercise my ability as a pathology giver and I am going to bend the DSM-5 trauma-related pathologies to give you yours.

Are you ready. Do you want to invite anyone to join you right now? It’s not everyday you get a pathology from a licensed and authorized pathology giver. Remember, once I give you your pathology you’ll have to go to a local pathology giver to get your pathology sewn on, like Peter and his shadow.

Your DSM-5 pathology, bestowed to you by an authorized pathology giver, is:

309.81 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (complex trauma; traumatic grief)

The bend point is minor – death trauma to complex trauma – and the bend point is specified in your pathology. The two bend criteria are met.

I am also specifying your type of complex trauma; traumatic grief. This is a little perk that a good pathology giver does.

That is your pathology: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (complex trauma; traumatic grief).

I have given you your pathology. Once you get it sewn on by a local pathology giver, like Peter and his shadow, that pathology becomes yours.

You will want to do that, get your pathology sewn on to you. This is because you need someone to help you with your grief and loss. Also, a pathology giver who sews on your pathology of PTSD (complex trauma; traumatic grief) for you, may also be able to help you convince others, maybe by writing letters and reports about your PTSD (complex trauma; traumatic grief), and how it is not a good thing to take children away from their parents.

When you tell people your pathology, I’d say it this way: “I have a form of PTSD, it’s for traumatic grief.”

That’s accurate. I think it also helps for you to always emphasize the traumatic grief of your loss, every time you tell someone your pathology.

When you write the pathology (once you get it sewn on), I’d write the whole thing, code and all: 309.81 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (complex trauma; traumatic grief)

In looking for a therapist for your PTSD (complex trauma; traumatic grief), I’d look in two places. First, the PTSD trauma people (after all, that’s your pathology), and the domestic violence people.

The PTSD trauma people will look at you a little funny at first, because they’re used to working with PTSD combat veterans. But once you explain things a little, they’ll totally get it and will help you work with your PTSD (complex trauma).

Or you may want to look for a therapist who is experienced in domestic violence. They know trauma, and your trauma is also a form of domestic violence; post-divorce spousal violence and assault using the child as the weapon.

To get your pathology giver to sew on your pathology, tell them what your pathology is (you can tell them I gave it to you but you want it attached), and then tell them about your traumatic grief.

Once you tell them of your traumatic grief, then ask them to sew on your pathology to you by giving you the pathology of 309.81 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (complex trauma; traumatic grief). They just have to say “Okay” and write in in your chart. That’s all it takes.

So that’s where I’d start.

Psychology is dividing. It’s another one of those knot things that is emerging.

Part of psychology, forensic psychology, will be abusing you and causing you traumatic grief and PTSD (complex trauma). Meanwhile, the other part of psychology, clinical psychology, will begin treating your PTSD and complex trauma created by forensic psychology.

That’s a little strange, don’t you think? That one part of psychology is treating the trauma created by another part of psychology. Maybe that other part of psychology shouldn’t be creating trauma in their patients.

What happens when one part of psychology starts treating the trauma created by another part of psychology? I don’t know. Let’s find out.

I hope you like your new pathology. You should be glad that I didn’t give you schizophrenia or something. Whew.

Your child’s DSM-5 pathology is on the second page of the Diagnostic Checklist, the child is also a trauma pathology, the child has an Adjustment Disorder pathology in the DSM-5, because a divorce is a normal-range stressor and they’re having all sorts of problems adjusting to it.

The important DSM-5 pathology for your kids is the pathology of V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed. That’s a “modifier” pathology (called a “V-Code” because all modifier pathologies begin V-).

The DSM-5 diagnosis of Child Psychological Abuse for your child is the core for the trauma-informed AB-PA legal argument package being developed by family law attorneys.

I know many of you would like a pathology giver to give your ex-spouse a pathology, but we don’t give a pathology to someone unless that person wants one, or unless we need to give a pathology to the person to protect them or other people.

You’re ex-spouse doesn’t want a pathology, and there are other ways we can protect the child without giving your ex-spouse a pathology… so we’ll skip that for now. We’ll give you and the child your pathologies, and that should be more than enough;

Targeted Parent: 309.81 PTSD (complex trauma; traumatic grief)

Child: V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed

Besides, shouldn’t we be trying to get rid of pathologies rather than adding more – like getting rid of your traumatic grief by getting your kids back to you.

I think that would be a good idea.

Craig Childress, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857

Childress : Symptoms and Pathology of Child Abuse

The pathology giver gives you your pathology based on your symptoms. Your pathology is not your symptoms. They are different things. I give you your pathology based on your symptoms. Your pathology is what I give you.

So let me ask you about your symptoms. Then I will give you your pathology.

Dr. Childress: What is your symptom?

Parent: I’m sad.

(depression; mood pathology)

Dr. C: Why are you sad?

P: Because I miss my children.

(grief and loss)

Dr. C: Why aren’t you with your children?

P: Because they were taken away from me.

(trauma; traumatic grief)

Dr. C: Is that happening now? (current trauma?) Or did this happen before, and now you’re having trouble coping with it? (post-traumatic?).

At this point, I have three pathologies in the DSM-5 to choose from, I will give you one of these three.

Your sadness is caused by trauma. It’s called traumatic grief. That’s not your pathology, it’s your symptom. I’m going to give you your pathology in a moment.

My choices in trauma pathology are:

Acute Stress Disorder: Current abuse causing current trauma;

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Past abuse and trauma causing current adjustment problems;

Adjustment Disorder: Adjustment difficulties and over-reaction to normal-range stressors.

But I cannot give you a pathology, not yet.

I will not give you Adjustment Disorder, because the loss of your children is not an over-reaction to a normal-range stressor. Losing your children is not normal-range.

That leaves two trauma pathologies I can give you; Acute Stress Disorder (ongoing abuse and trauma) to the parents whose children are under the age of 18, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (problems in adjusting to past abuse and trauma) to parents whose children are older than 18.

But the DSM-5 will not allow me to give these pathologies to you… yet.

There are two types of trauma – death-trauma and complex trauma. The DSM-5 pathology system only recognizes death trauma.

In the DSM-5 pathology system, a sexually abused child is not traumatized – sexual abuse of the child (complex trauma) is not a trauma experience for the child according to the DSM-5 pathology system.

Childhood trauma professionals strongly disagree. Sexual abuse of the child is a trauma to the child. Complex trauma is a trauma.

The DSM-5 does not allow that. The reason is that the current genre of DSM wants to be completely an individual pathology system – no relationship-based pathology.

Complex trauma is a relationship-based trauma, and so complex trauma is excluded from recognized pathologies in the DSM-5.

Acute Stress and PTSD require death-trauma.

Let me describe the boundary line of death-trauma as allowed in the DSM-5 and complex trauma that is not. Rape is not, exactly, a death trauma. Rape is not, exactly, the Boston Marathon Bombing. There was much discussion. It was decided that rape is a death-trauma. Rape qualifies for Acute Stress Disorder and PTSD.

Child sexual abuse and a child exposed to chronic and severe physical abuse and domestic violence is traumatic to the child. There – continues to be – much discussion. The DSM-5 decided that child abuse and domestic violence are not traumatic for the victim – or at least are not identifiable as a trauma.

The DSM-5 is a psychiatric manual, written by psychiatrists. In an earlier version of the DSM, the DSM-II, homosexuality was a pathology. I could give you the pathology of homosexuality. The DSM-3 said that homosexuality was not a pathology. I could no longer give you the pathology of homosexuality. Probably the most widespread cure of any pathology ever.

Pathology givers give pathology, and we take it away.

I am not a psychiatrist, I am a clinical psychologist. I am a pathology giver, I will give you a DSM-5 pathology, even when the DSM-5 is not… adequate – because I have choices and options in this type of situation.

I will give you your pathology. I am a pathology giver.

I now have paths and options to choose from in giving you your pathology. I will give you a DSM-5 pathology – the question is, what is your pathology?

Craig Childress, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857

Liz Becker

I am NOT a Faberge egg.

My innocence of what it meant to be female in this world was taken long ago, as a result of several traumatizing events – at almost every stage of my life, starting in childhood and as recently as just 2 years ago.

I am not a Faberge egg.

I learned long ago that girls are not on pedestals at all, that they are not treated gently or compassionately – even by those they were suppose to trust. The reality is that a female is not safe at any stage of life.

I am not a Faberge egg.

I am not coated in jewels and glitter or wrapped in gold. I am coated with wariness, and chainmail armor. I am not fragile and breakable anymore – instead I am filled with dragon-fire and knowledge, and I will not be subjected to unwanted advances or assault without getting the predator’s DNA in whatever manner I have to – because no one will believe you without proof.

Make no mistake, I am not a Faberge egg . . . I am a warrior, I am a predator’s worst nightmare.

Never refer to me as a damn Faberge egg. I am human being.

Human beings have empathy, compassion and respect for others.

I am a human being. Treat me as such.

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Faith & Hope realized 11/11/11. Craig Childress ,Psy.D & “we got this”

I’ve done something important over the past couple of weeks. I’ve opened two very important lines of argument… in fact, the most important lines of argument.

This is a trauma pathology.

The purpose is to abuse and traumatize you.

They told you, “This is not about you, it’s about the child.”

They lied to you. They lied to you so they could abuse and traumatize you. I’m so sorry they did that to you. They never should have done that to you.

You did nothing wrong. It was not your fault, bad people did bad things to you. You did nothing wrong. You are a good person, and a good parent.

I’m going to be telling them, “You’re abusing these parents with a sadness so deep, and for so long, that it is traumatic. You are creating traumatic levels of grief in these parents. Stop it now.”

And they will tell me, “It’s not about the parent, it’s about the child.”

“You’re a liar,” I’ll say. I’ll tell them that – and I promise I’ll use that word, “You’re a liar,” I’ll say, “You’re just saying that so you can continue your cruel and emotionally violent abuse of these parents? Stop it. Stop it now,” I’ll say.

I don’t think they’ll like when I call them “a liar.” Things might get a little… intense… at that point. I don’t care. They need to stop abusing you, and they need to return your children to you right away.

I don’t want any of you to follow me on that argument line… about your abuse. That’s an argument that someone has to make on your behalf. I’ll do that. I’m a clinical psychologist… I can handle their nonsense.

I’m going to appeal to empathy, human compassion, morality, and normal human decency.

We should not take anyone’s children away from them… ever. That’s a very cruel thing to do. Very cruel. Almost the most cruel thing I can imagine, to take someone’s children away.

They’re going to tell me that you’re a “bad person” who “deserves to suffer.” That’s not true. That’s the lie. I’m going to expose their lies… and that’s the biggest lie of all, that “It’s not about you, it’s about the child.”

That’s one of the lines of argument that becomes available when we open the trauma line – the fourth line. They are traumatizing you. Traumatic grief. That is the whole point of the entire “child custody” charade… to abuse you… you make you suffer.

This isn’t about child custody. It isn’t even about the child. It’s about you. It’s all about you. It is about abusing you, it’s about making you suffer.

I’m going to tell them that. I’m going to tell them that very sternly, and I’m going to deal with their lies. I’m going to make them stop abusing you.

So that’s one line I just opened. Don’t follow me on that one, let me do the talking, you stay focused on the task at hand, getting your kids back. Dorcy is going to anchor that.

I’m going to have some… different discussions… with my professional colleagues – about right and wrong. About morality and abuse. About empathy.

The other thing that happened, is that the trauma line of argument is the main line for this pathology. It’s a trauma pathology. The other three, attachment, personality disorder, and family systems… they’re the “more”… they’re not the “core.” Trauma is the core.

Trauma is the strongest line. I’m like that sword fighter who’s been beating the adversary with his left hand… but I’m not left handed… With trauma, I just switched to my right hand.

There are four domains of knowledge needed to properly assess, diagnose, and treat your families; attachment, personality disorder, family systems therapy… and complex trauma.

And trauma is the most powerful one of all. Up til now… I’ve been playing… well, not exactly playing… but I’ve been doing this with one very important… one key and central… hand tied behind my back.

Not anymore. Were opening the fourth line now. Trauma.

AB-PA isn’t a “new theory.” It’s trauma-informed practice.

Surprise pathogen. I’ll bet you didn’t know that did you, stupid pathogen? That AB-PA represents trauma-informed assessment… and trauma informed diagnosis… and trauma-informed treatment… you didn’t know that, did you pathogen?

I know. Because you’re a trauma pathogen… and you can’t see yourself… that’s the Escher paradox I’ve constructed for you – Diagnostic Indicator 3. What happens when we ask a trauma pathogen to identify itself?… Diagnostic Indicator 3: the trauma symptom – the core.

Dorcy’s work too, that represents trauma-informed practice as well. In fact, it’s some of the best trauma-recovery work I’ve ever seen. She’s not using psychology-based knowledge, but it’s solid professional trauma work, and an impressive accomplishment.

I told Dorcy she could refer to the Custody Resolution Method as a trauma-informed analysis of the family data, and that she could refer to Higher Purpose Parenting as trauma-informed parenting skills training. I told her she could start using those terms for her programs based on my authority – I am authorizing her to use those terms for her work.

I also told Dorcy that she could begin referring to the High Road workshop as a trauma-informed intervention workshop for the recovery of children’s authenticity and healthy attachment bonding to parents. I am authorizing her to use that term, trauma-informed, for the High Road workshop.

Trauma is my field. Attachment too, and family systems therapy… and others… but trauma… that’s my expertise. Dorcy’s work is some of the most sophisticated trauma recovery work I’ve seen. It is most definitely trauma-informed practice.

So I told Dorcy she could start using those terms for her work, based on my authority in trauma.

You can too, when you ask for an assessment of your family… you can ask for a “trauma-informed” assessment – that would be an assessment for the three Diagnostic Indicators of AB-PA.

AB-PA represents trauma-informed assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, of pathology. So if you say “trauma-informed” assessment… that’s AB-PA… trauma-informed practice.

Your allies in psychology… they were not giving you very much good stuff to fight with.

The Gardnerians and forensic psychology were giving you the weakest possible thing-something to fight with, that’s not even a recognized pathology in mental health… “parental alienation.”

They did that to abuse you. To make it as hard as possible for you to fight for your kids. You don’t need to prove “parental alienation” in court. Who told you that you had to do that?… that’s a lie.

You just need to get a proper DSM-5 diagnosis. When you get a trauma-informed diagnosis for your family, the DSM-5 diagnosis is V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse. Confirmed.

This is not about child custody… this is about child protection.

They were hiding that from you. They’re not diagnosing your children, are they?… and when you ask them to diagnose your child and family, what do they tell you? – “I don’t diagnose”… they’ll tell you – “I don’t like to pathologize people,” they’ll tell you

…because they’re abusing you.

Don’t you feel abused and traumatized? That’s because you are. It’s called “traumatic grief.” It is a grief and pain so deep, for so long, that it is traumatic. You know, that feeling you have… that. Traumatic grief.

They shouldn’t be doing that to you… no way. The worst thing, is that they tell you they’re not abusing you and traumatizing you. They have no empathy.

That’s the most disturbing symptom in all of this. It was the first symptom I recognized in the first two minutes of my very first session with one of your kids, and it is the core thematic issue running throughout the pathology… the absence of empathy.

Did you know abuse is caused by the absence of empathy, and that the absence of empathy is abuse.

The absence of empathy is never-ever a symptom we want to see. It’s associated with the capacity for human cruelty.

Major Winters. That’s what can happen… without empathy.

That’s what happens when we shut down our compassion, when we turn off our empathy, when we make other people “suffer” because they “deserve” to suffer, because they are “bad.”

Like what we’re doing to you. How you are being made to “suffer” because you “deserve” to suffer because you are “bad.” Like that. The absence of empathy leads to unimaginable cruelty.

It’s not true that you’re a “bad person,” is it? You’re just ordinary people, shopkeepers, musicians, you’re not criminals… just ordinary people. You know that.

But they don’t listen, do they. They say you’re “bad” and that you “deserve” to suffer – and then they take your children away from you so you’ll suffer.

That’s a bad thing they’re doing… making you suffer like that – a pain so deep, a grief so large and for so long… that it’s traumatic. They shouldn’t do that to you.

That’s the trauma dream that has captured them…their trauma dream. They are not living in reality anymore… you’re not a bad parent… they’re a bad person who is abusing you… you’re not an “abusive” parent… it’s them… they’re the people being abusive – of you – their victim… who they blame for your own victimization by them.

When you tell them of your suffering, they tell you they’re not being abusive in taking your children away… because you “deserve” it… because you’re a “bad person.”

It’s called projection. It’s very common for people who are trapped in the trauma dream… the trauma can’t see itself… so it projects itself into the world… it sees itself… in you.

It’s not your shame, it’s their’s, you’re not being abusive, it’s them. You see that. I do too. Because we’re not in the trauma dream of abuse and victimization… but they are.

They are bad people doing very cruel things to you… and justifying it… because they think you “deserve to suffer”… because you are a “bad person.”

So I’ve just opened the fourth line – trauma – the most important one of all.

They are abusing and traumatizing you. That must stop.

Craig Childress, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857

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